Glenn McCrory vs. Jeff Lampkin

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Jeff Lampkin 188 lbs beat Glenn McCrory 190 lbs by KO at 2:20 in round 3 of 12

Journeyman Jeff Lampkin from Youngstown, Ohio, dropped champion Glenn McCrory with a short left to the liver in the third round to win the IBF Cruiserweight Title in Gateshead, England.

Lampkin in his 47th fight and first world title shot, jumped for joy and rolled across the ring as the referee counted McCrory out at 2:20 of the third.

Lampkin won it with one punch - a brutal, close-range left hand below the right rib cage just above McCrory's red trucks. McCrory grimaced and backed away before dropping to a knee. He remained on a knee holding his right side while his face twisted in pain, before going to all fours as the referee reached the count of ten.

The capacity crowd that had come to cheer on McCrory's second title defense sat numb. The defeated champion slumped in the ring while being attended to by doctors and Lampkin wrapped himself in the American flag.


  • Glen McCrory 27-5 (10 KOs) vs. Jeff Lampkin 33-13-1 (28 KOs)
  • Lampkin entered ranked as the # 1 contender by the IBF.
  • The loss ended a 13-match winning streak for McCrory.
  • McCrory stayed out of the ring for 11 months following the defeat, before returning in February of 1991 as a 217-pound heavyweight. He fought six more times and had a record of 3-3-1 over that span.


  • "The crowd was here for him, but all the crowd can do is holler. They can't throw punches in the ring like I can." - Jeff Lampkin

Source: "Lampkin drops McCrory" (1990, Mar. 23) Sun Journal p. 35. Article